71%

Acceptance Rate

$27,016

Avg.Financial Aid

001133

FAFSA Code

About California Lutheran University (CLU)

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Private

Not-For-Profit

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

4,383

Website

www.callutheran.edu/

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

WASC

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Evangelical Lutheran Church

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

California Lutheran University (CLU) is a private not-for-profit institution of a selective and comprehensive nature. The university was established in the year 1959 and aims to produce responsible contributors with leadership qualities and a knack to take immediate and productive decisions in favor of public service and justice. The university is located at Thousand Oaks in California. The university has an Evangelical Lutheran Church affiliation. 

  • The university has branches at Woodland, Oxnard, and Santa Maria.

  • There are 4,174 students in total at the institution. This includes 3,756 full-time students and 418 part-time students.

  • University's accreditation is done by WASC Senior College and University Commission.

  • There are 195 full-time faculty members at the university. The student-faculty ratio at the university is 14:1.

  • The total graduation rate of the university is 73%.

  • University acceptance rate is 64%.

Online Education at CLU

  • The university offers 7 online programs across 3 majors.

  • The online programs are designed to be easily incorporated into the busy lifestyles of adult learners. The university promises the same level of involvement and exhaustive syllabus as the traditional classroom programs for their online courses.

  • The professors use interactive techniques such as quizzes and discussion boards to ensure maximum class involvement and interaction that leads to a better grasping of concepts.


Reviews

Some of the student reviews are given below, to gain insight into the university.

  • The small class sizes aid in better interaction with the lecturers. This improves the quality of education intake and polishes academic performances.

  • The professors are exceptionally qualified and eager to help the students. The syllabus is designed in a comprehensive and exhaustive manner thus it is very challenging and interesting.

  • The campus life is exciting with lots of activities and events around the campus. Sports are also given importance here and the facilities provided are magnificent.

  • The online classes are very flexible in their execution approach. The interface design of the online resources is easy to understand thus it poses no challenge for first-time users. The technical support team is very prompt and elaborate in their approach to resolve any issues that might pop up.

Location & Contact

Address

60 W Olsen Rd

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 8054922411
Fax: 8054922411
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Rankings

Following are some of the rankings given to the university.

  • Forbes has ranked the university at number 282 in 'Top Colleges' and number 193 in 'Private Colleges'. 

  • According to US News, the university is ranked 15th in 'Regional Universities-West'.

  • It is also ranked 8th in 'Best College for Veterans' and 16th in Best Undergraduate Teaching' according to the US News.

  • The university is also ranked at number 11 in 'Best Value Schools'.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

N/A

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

71%

SAT Range

1070 - 1250

ACT Range

21 - 26

Application Fee

$25

SAT/ACT

Required

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

Yes

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$29,387

Average Annual Cost

$42,210

Books And Supplies

$1,917

Other Fees

$482

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$13,650

Budget For Other Expenses

$3,340

Total One Year Cost

$61,599

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Doctor's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

16:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

83%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

N/A

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

N/A

Faculty Overview

49%

Male Professors

51%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Business Administration, Management...

133 Graduates

Psychology, General

92 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

83 Graduates

Biology, General

42 Graduates

Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

40 Graduates

Criminal Justice and Corrections

38 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

37 Graduates

Computer Science

34 Graduates

Communication, Journalism, and Rela...

31 Graduates

Management Sciences and Quantitativ...

27 Graduates

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

24 Graduates

Political Science and Government

23 Graduates

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Ot...

18 Graduates

Music

15 Graduates

Agricultural Engineering

12 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

11 Graduates

Sociology

11 Graduates

Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecu...

10 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

10 Graduates

Economics

9 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

9 Graduates

History

8 Graduates

Natural Resources Conservation and...

8 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

8 Graduates

Chemistry

7 Graduates

Religion/Religious Studies

7 Graduates

Physics

6 Graduates

Information Science/Studies

5 Graduates

Mathematics

5 Graduates

Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosc...

4 Graduates

International Relations and Nationa...

3 Graduates

Philosophy

2 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

3,059

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

26%

Full-time

96%

Part-time

4%

Students Gender

Male

43%

US National: 44%

Female

57%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

44% White

3% Unknown

4% Black

33% Hispanic

8% Two or more races

3% Non Resident alien

5% Asian

0 American Indian/Alaska native

0 Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0

Unknown Location

13%

Out Of State

85%

In State

2%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$81,649 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and 80% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

80%

Undergrads in College Housing

53%

Averege Housing Cost

$7,330/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $6,320/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$6,320/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Kingsmen/Regals

School Colors

Purple and Gold

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Southern California Intercoll Ath Conf

Total Male Athletes

337

Total Female Athletes

209

Intramural Sports

4

Sports Club

34

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Cross Country

Football

Golf

Soccer

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Track and Field

Volleyball

Water Polo

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Cross Country

Golf

Soccer

Softball

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Track and Field

Volleyball

Water Polo

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$38,500/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$54,200/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0 $100,000

$18,000

$27,000

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$187 - 280

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

97%

Average Aid Per Year

$27,016

Students Receiving Federal Grants

30%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,926

Students Receiving State Aid

35%

Average Aid Per Year

$8,500

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

96%

Average Aid Per Year

$22,507

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$35,888

$30K - $48K

$36,949

$48K - $75K

$34,917

$75K - $110K

$27,077

> $110K

$21,461

Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$65,552,593

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$13,838,889

The university aids its students to pay tuition fees with provisions such as scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study options. These financial aids are subject to eligibility. The eligibility criteria range from citizenship and nationality to academic performance to the financial condition of the applicant. Eligible seekers of the financial aid schemes are required to fill in the FAFSA form. California Lutheran University federal school code is 001133. The various financial aids provided by the university are given below. 

  • Federal Aids such as Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Federal Work-Study option, Direct Subsidized Loan, Direct Unsubsidized Loan, Direct PLUS Loan, and Federal Perkins Loan are provided to the students. 

  • Cal Grant is provided as the State Aid.

  • Institutional Aids include University Grant and International Grant. It also includes California Lutheran University scholarships such as Academic Scholarship, Presidential Scholarship, and the Swenson Scholarship. 

  • Yellow Ribbon Program is provided as the Military Aid.

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